2023 Scientific Committee Announced!

The ICSD Organizing Committee is grateful to the following researchers and global leaders who make up the Scientific Committee for ICSD 2023!

1A: Building the capacity of research centers to engage at the science-policy interface to address the SDGs

  • Martha Espinosa-Cantellano, Professor, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional
  • Alma Hernández-Mondragón, Visiting Professor, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional
  • Laura Mendoza-Agama, Public Relations Officer, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional

1B: Enhancing responsible business education in the classroom through playful pedagogies

  • Dirk C Moosmayer, Professor of Strategy, Kedge Business School
  • Ana Simaens, Associate Dean for Engagement and Impact, Iscte Business School
  • Aurora Díaz Soloaga, Senior Lecturer, ALMA-U Almaty Management University
  • Meredith Storey, (i5) and Leadership Education Senior Manager, UN Global Compact, Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)
  • Benito Teehankee, Professor of Business Ethics, Ramon V. del Rosario College of Business, De La Salle University

1C Higher education for sustainable development (ESD)

  • Mark Orrs, Teaching Associate Professor, Colorado School of Mines
  • Lucia Rodriguez, Director, MDP Secretariat, SDSN

1D Training and Education for the skillsets of a sustainable future

  • Jessica Crist, Education Manager, SDSN
  • Patrick Paul Walsh, Full Professor, UCD and SDSN
  • Amber Webb, Managing Director, SDG Academy, SDSN

1E Universities driving SDG-led transformation in their cities and communities

  • Tahl Kestin, Project Manager, Monash Sustainable Development Institute
  • Julio Lumbreras, Professor, Technical University of Madrid
  • Jaime Moreno, Assistant Professor, Technical University of Madrid
  • Wendy Purcell, Professor, Rutgers University

2A Data, knowledge, and technology to combat the climate crisis

  • Yannis Ioannidis, Professor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Phoebe Koundouri, Professor, Athens Univesrity of Economics and Business
  • Athanasios Yannacopoulos, Professor, Athens Univesristy of Economics and Business

2B Linking the SDGs, disaster risk reduction, and climate change adaptation and mitigation in sustainable land use and development planning

  • Carmelita Liwag, Assistant Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning, University of the Philippines
  • Dina C. Magnaye, Associate Professor and Dean, School of Urban and Regional Planning, University of the Philippines
  • Tabassam Raza, Executive Director (OIC) and Professor, Planning and Resaerch and Development Foundation, Inc (PLANADES), School of Urban and Regional Planning, University of the Philippines & DRM Unit, Philippine School of Business Administration, Manila, Philippines

2C Nature-based solutions to pressing societal challenges

  • Román Canul, Professor and researcher, Autonomous University of Campeche
  • Dea Cárdenas, Professor, Autonomous University of Colima

3A Sustainable development of mountain regions

  • Laura Cavalli, Program Director, Agenda 2030 and Sustainable Deveoplment and Professor, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei and Catholic University of Milan
  • Chubbamenla Jamir, Project Director, Climate Studies and Knowledge Solutions Centre, Government of Nagaland, India; Co-Lead for the Mountain Agriculture Thematic group, Himalayan Universities Consortium
  • Veronica Polin, Professor, Università di Verona
  • Nazmun N. Ratna, Associate Professor, Department of Global Value Chain and Trade, Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce, Lincoln University, New Zealand
  • Matteo Spinazzola, PhD Student and Researcher, University of Turin and Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei
  • Chi H. Troung, Programme Coordinator, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, Nepal

3B Sustainable resource management for socio-economic development

  • William Adrian Clavijo Vitto, Postdoctoral Fellow, The Institute of Economics of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
  • Stella Tsani, Assistant Professor, University of Ioannina
  • Alexandros Tsioutsios, Researcher, University of Ioannina

3C Transformation of food systems considering the SDGs nexus and spillover effects

  • Alicia Correa-Barahona, Researcher, Justus-Liebig University
  • Alex Godoy-Faúndez, Visiting Scholar & Associate Professor, Harvard University & Universidad del Desarrollo
  • Jorge Gomez-Paredes, Guest Professor & Adjunct Assistant Professor, Justus-Liebig University & Duke University

4 Progress Made by the Private Sector in Meeting the SDGs

  • John Dilyard, Professor, St. Francis College
  • Elizabeth Wang, Associate Professor of International Business, Leeds University Business School, Leeds, UK
  • Shasha Zhao, Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) of International Business and Innovation, Surrey University Business School, Surrey, UK

5A Addressing social inequality in sustainable development

  • Antonios Alevizos, Adjunct Lecturer; Manager, Democritus University of Thrace; SDSN Greece
  • Andreas Papandreou, Professor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

5B Children and youth at the SDG midpoint: Progress, challenges, and pathways to accelerate inclusive innovation

  • Karen Brown, Director, Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change; Co-Chair, Master of Development Practice; Co-Lead, Sustainable Development Goals Initiative, University of Minnesota
  • Susan Murphy, Assistant Professor in Development Practice, Trinity College Dublin

5C Elevating the pluriverse: Indigenous and diverse visions for sustainable development

  • Tamara Dionne Stout, MDP Coordinator, University of Winnipeg
  • Dave Wilsey, Professor and MDP Director, University of Minnesota

5D Human and planetary health and well-being in the Anthropocene

  • Menaka Ganeson, Research and Innovation Officer, Sunway Centre for Planetary Health, Sunway University
  • Wardah Mustafa Din, Assistant Dean, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

5E The science of social violence and crime prevention

  • Sharon Grace Borja, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Houston
  • Pedro Isnardo De la Cruz, National Researcher (SNI, Mexico) and Expert ODS / UNAM Mexico, National University Autonomous of Mexico
  • José Luis Loera, Professor, Casa Refugiados Program

5F The contribution of the arts and culture to achieving the SDGs

  • Michael Alcorn, Professor, Queen’s University of Belfast
  • Marta Garcia-Haro, Senior Manager, Sustaianble Development Solutions Network (SDSN)
  • Yolande Steenkamp, Network Manager, SDSN South Africa, Pretoria University

6A Energy applications and the urban environment

  • Maurizio Cellura, Professor, University of Palermo
  • Dillip Das, Associate Professor, University of KwaZulu Natal
  • Fidelis Emuze, Professor, Central University of Technology, Free State
  • Francesco Guarino, Assistant Professor, University of Palermo
  • Sonia Longo, Associate Professor, University of Palermo

6B Future challenges in the urban transition

  • Ana Regina Aguiar Dutra, Professor, Ânima Institute
  • José Baltazar Andrade Guerra, Professor and Dean of the Graduate Programa in Administration, Unisul – University of Southern Santa Catarina
  • Pádraig Carmody, Professor, Trinity College Dublin
  • Ricardo Reboredo, Assistant Professor, Metropolitan University of Prague

6C Urban regeneration of vulnerable neighborhoods

  • Emmanuel C. Cunningham Sabot, Professor, Ecole normale supérieure, Paris, France
  • Sonia De Gregorio, Professor, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • David Trent Holzman, Adjunct Professor, New York University Tandon School of Engineering

7A Digital technologies and the SDGs: Past successes and future directions

  • John Dilyard, Professor, St. Francis College
  • Jacqueline You, Assistant Professor in International Business, Entrepreneurship & Strategy, University of York, School for Business and Society
  • Shasha Zhao, Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) of International Business and Innovation, Surrey University Business School, Surrey, UK

7B Leveraging open data and artificial intelligence (AI) to measure SDG progress in resource-limited settings

  • Sébastien Bourdin, Professor, École de Management de Normandie
  • Juste Rajaonson, Professor, Université du Québec à Montréal